22nd and 23rd January

With special thanks to The Farmer Network, the first two farmer meetings held with farmers at Askrigg, Cumbria and Newton Rigg, Yorkshire, were a great success introducing the Hill Sheep Health North Project to the farming community.

Both groups were asked to identify key parasite problems, how they identify the problems and deal with the issues and how can farmers develop a better understanding of what to do.

Diseases identified included: Ticks, Foot rot – CODD, pneumonia, scab, lice and Parasitic Gastroenteritis to name a few. The groups discussed current flock treatments, how they record data now and next steps for the project.